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Oh, New Mexico, you inscrutable paradox, you salty dog. What mysteries you hide beneath your sere and rugged exterior! We’ve puzzled over space rocks. We’ve been shocked by Satan’s skull. We’ve heard about behemoth catfish. But your riddles never abate, do they?
Now, locked deep within your salty crystals found 650 meters below the surface of the Saldado Formation near Carlsbad, scientists have discovered physical evidence of life on earth that’s about 200 million years older than any previous discovery.
NM Holds the Key to All Life: A Love Letter - The Daily Strange - My Strange New Mexico